Coffin on the Water

Gwendoline Butler


Coffin on the Water

Coffin on the Water

  • Title: Coffin on the Water
  • Author: Gwendoline Butler
  • ISBN: 9780373260904
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback



British writer Butler has crafted a grim tale that unsuccessfully blends murder with social commentary In 1946, newly promoted detective constable John Coffin arrives in Greenwich to take up his post Soon after, the body of a young woman floats down the Thames to South London It quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary murder the victim has been strangled, stabbeBritish writer Butler has crafted a grim tale that unsuccessfully blends murder with social commentary In 1946, newly promoted detective constable John Coffin arrives in Greenwich to take up his post Soon after, the body of a young woman floats down the Thames to South London It quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary murder the victim has been strangled, stabbed and mutilated Attached to the body is a note reading Present for my mother, a reference to former actress Rachel Esthart, whose son drowned under mysterious circumstances 17 years previously, and who has just received a postcard promising an imminent gift from the boy, whose death she has never acknowledged Then two other bodies are found in the river, murdered in the same brutal way.


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I LOVE having found this series of Coffin. A little strange to get used to the style of writing initially but I'm beyond that on this one so it's ALL GOOD. Greater London, immediately post WW2, theater aspect - that I know continues through the series. A bit of personality conflict but not the run of the mill from U.S. police procedurals (a genre I do like, however). I just go through a period of getting hooked on these now that there are a number published as eBooks and available through the do [...]


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